Some men and women are a bit leery of going to a pawn shop. They have never been in one before and might envision a dark, seedy atmosphere with products that could have been stolen. Historically, this is how TV dramas depicted these stores. However, today's pawn businesses look much like any other thrift shop. They are clean, brightly lit and staffed with friendly associates. The businesses also are heavily regulated to prevent fraud.
1 March 2021